After receiving surgery to receive an epidural simulator in his spine, former Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki's family posted a video on Twitter of him learning to control his legs.
The experimental procedure was performed in Thailand on Nov. 4.
"One time [he] almost kicked [the] therapist," said the family's Twitter account. "Oops. Therapist is only holding his leg. Ryan is moving it. Then Ryan asks if he can go work out at the mall gym after. The stunned therapist said, 'no. You just had surgery.'"
Mapping of the device begins.Learning to control legs. One time almost kicked therapist. Opps Therapist is only holding his leg. Ryan is moving it. Then Ryan asks if he can go work out at the Mall Gym after. The stunned therapist said NO. You just had surgery. Seriously son. Haha pic.twitter.com/QTKqfq3AEf— Strazsr (@strazsr) November 6, 2019
The 20-year-old from Airdrie, Alta., is to remain in Thailand until early December.
Straschnitzki was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a collision between the team bus and a truck in April 2018.
Written with files from the Canadian Press